We're hiring: Stewardship & Education Program Director

People canoeing on river, plus text: FMR is hiring! Stewardship & Education Program Director

Lead our stewardship and education team!

If you have experience managing staff and programs, care about community engagement with the river that shapes the Twin Cities, and want to work in a fun, collaborative environment, apply for our director position before the end of July. 

This is a full-time position. The salary range is $76,000 - $84,000, commensurate with experience (benchmarked against the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Salary & Benefits Survey). Benefits include health, dental and short-term disability insurance; a retirement plan with employer match; and generous paid vacation, sick, personal and holiday leave.

Our Stewardship & Education department is made up of five amazing staff and a director. This team works to engage nearly 4,000 people in 150+ environmental education and volunteer stewardship events. We’re also working to foster the next generation of river stewards through our growing youth programs, through opportunities like storm drain stenciling, classroom lessons, on-site stewardship activities, community science and mentorship and internship programs. In addition, the director works to support the continued development of a Collaborative Pathways program, a cross-organizational effort aimed at diversifying the racial and cultural makeup of mainstream environmental organizations’ staff in Minnesota. 

Find all the details and apply here.

Happy trails to Natalie Warren

An avid canoeist and writer, Natalie came on to lead the Stewardship & Education department after finishing her Ph.D. in environmental communications. She deftly managed her team, coordinated ambitious plans and programs, and brought great energy and passion for the river and her smart, reflective thinking to all collaborations.

But for Natalie, the river calls, as do a few book ideas. Announcing her decision to leave her position, Natalie told us, "I love this organization, but this role isn't a good fit for me and my family at this point in my life." Natalie will stay on to manage grants and reporting during this transition. 

We're grateful to have paddled a stretch with her, and we know she will continue to be a friend of the Mississippi.

Five people stand at check in table

Natalie and this team checked in hundreds of volunteers for the Earth Day cleanup in the gorge this year.

Explore all of our Stewardship & Education updates.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, July 30, 2024 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Rotary Pavilion at Levee Park, Hastings
Saturday, August 3, 2024 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Mississippi River Gorge, Minneapolis
New date: Saturday, August 10, 2024 at 5 p.m.
Hidden Falls Regional Park, St. Paul